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Liga MX Femenil, Apertura Weeks 8 & 9: Chivas’ shocking loss, Tijuana’s rise

Photo: FC Juárez Femenil.

Liga MX Femenil has enjoyed a busy few weeks. Week 8 and Week 9 took place only days apart from each other, with Week 10 kicking off on Saturday, Aug. 27. It’s been a short turnaround for players.

That could be a factor that led to Chivas de Guadalajara’s first loss of the season against FC Juárez. The loss occurred during Week 9 with Chivas on the road. It took a minute for Jermaine Seoposenwe to find the back of the net, with a header that bounced off a few heads before going to the South African international.

It was Seoposenwe’s debut match for FC Juárez after joining this past offseason.

Chivas remains in first place, while FC Juárez has moved up to 12th place, still far out from a playoff spot. The gap on Chivas has closed, however, with Tigres hot on their heels in second and Monterrey in third place.

Meanwhile, a team that is climbing up the ladder is Club Tijuana. After losing to Puebla in Week 7, Tijuana picked up two wins in a row, against UNAM Pumas, 4-1, and Atlas, 0-2.

Renae Cuéllar and Angelina Hix scored two goals apiece against Pumas. Both players found themselves on the scoresheet again with a goal each against Atlas in Week 9.

Against Atlas, it took Cuéllar just five minutes to find the back of the net, scoring from inside the penalty area. Meanwhile, Hix dribbled inside the penalty area at a tough angle, shooting and getting past Atlas goalkeeper Ana Gaby Paz.

Tijuana has moved up to fifth place, but the middle of the table is tight, with four teams currently sitting in spots No 3-6 that have 17 points. In order, they are Monterrey, Club América, Club Tijuana and UNAM Pumas.

Other Apertura Week 8 & 9 Scores

Week 8

  • Chivas de Guadalajara 3-1 Santos Laguna
  • Querétaro 0-0 Atlas
  • UANL Tigres 3-1 Pachuca
  • Club Tijuana 4-1 UNAM Pumas
  • Cruz Azul 3-0 Necaxa
  • Toluca 1-2 FC Juárez
  • Club León 0-1 Atlético San Luis
  • Mazatlán 0-1 C.F. Monterrey

Week 9

  • UNAM Pumas 1-1 Querétaro
  • Club América 3-0 Cruz Azul
  • Atlas 0-2 Club Tijuana
  • Necaxa 3-3 Puebla
  • Santos Laguna 1-4 UANL Tigres
  • Atlético San Luis 2-4 Pachuca
  • Club León 3-1 Mazatlán
  • FC Juárez 1-0 Chivas de Guadalajara

Mexico calls up 22 players for New Zealand friendly

The Mexican women’s national team will meet up for the first time since being shut out from the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and 2024 Summer Olympics during Concacaf World Cup Qualifying this past summer. The tournament was held in Mexico and led to the recent firing of head coach Mónica Vergara.

Mexico will take on New Zealand on September 3 in Carson, California, and then will take on Angel City FC in a friendly on September 5.

The full roster is listed below.

Goalkeepers: Emily Alvarado (Stade de Reims) and Itzel González (Club América)

Defenders: Rebeca Bernal (Monterrey), Greta Espinoza (Tigres), Cristina Ferral (Tigres), Jimena López (OL Reign), Kenti Robles (Real Madrid), Karina Rodríguez (Washington Spirit) and Bianca Sierra (Tigres)

Midfielders: Nancy Antonio (Tigres), Yamile Franco (Monterrey), Diana García (Monterrey), Eva González (Club América), Carolina Jaramillo (Chivas) and Stephany Mayor (Tigres)

Forwards: Scarlett Camberos (Club América), Alicia Cervantes (Chivas), Joseline Montoya (Chivas), Diana Ordoñez (North Carolina Courage), Jacqueline Ovalle (Tigres) and María Sánchez (Houston Dash).

Liga MX Femenil Apertura Table | Week 9

NOTE: The top eight teams in Liga MX Femenil will qualify for the Liguilla, which are the playoffs.

TeamWDLGAGDPTS
Chivas de Guadalajara80141324
Tigres71142222
C.F. Monterrey521101017
Club América52171017
UNAM Pumas52212717
Club Tijuana52212717
Pachuca41416613
Toluca41311213
Atlas25210-111
Cruz Azul3249-111
Club León32414-411
FC Juárez31514-610
Santos Laguna30620-89
Atlético San Luis30621-99
Puebla21520-57
Querétaro13521-106
Mazatlán12623-175
Necaxa03623-163

Looking Ahead: Week 10 & Make Up Games

*All Times in Eastern Time.

Week 10

Saturday, Aug. 27: Atlas vs. Santos Laguna at 1 PM

Saturday, Aug. 27: Querétaro vs. Necaxa at 8 PM

Saturday, Sept. 27: Club Tijuana vs. Club América at 10:05 PM

Sunday, Aug. 28: Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Mazatlán at 1 PM

Sunday, Aug. 28: Cruz Azul vs. Puebla at 4:45 PM (ViX+ Streaming)

Sunday, Aug. 28: Pachuca vs. C.F. Monterrey at 6 PM

Sunday, Aug. 28: UANL Tigres vs. UNAM Pumas at 8 PM (ViX+ Streaming)

Sunday, Aug. 28: FC Juárez vs. Club León at 10:05 PM

Monday, Aug. 29: Toluca vs. Atlético San Luis at 6 PM (ViX+ Streaming)

Make Up Games

Sunday, Sept. 4: Puebla vs. Club América at 1 PM (Week 8)

Monday, Sept. 5: C.F. Monterrey vs. Toluca at 10 PM (Week 9)


Author Note: I want to thank the readers of The Equalizer and Last Word on Soccer who reached out to me via reply or DM this week about the unexpected and sudden passing of my older brother, Zachary Kriger. Thank you for your patience on coverage. I will be looking forward to tweeting along with some entertaining games coming up. Thank you for reading and for support me and my family during this difficult time.

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